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Student Handbook ICT Skills Programmes September 2016

Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (IT Infrastructure and Networking Stream) Part-time

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Contents Welcome to Dublin Business School......................................................................................................3 Dublin Business School Campus............................................................................................................4 Room Legend and Access Codes........................................................................................................5 Map of Dublin Business School locations...........................................................................................6 Higher Diploma in Science in Computing...............................................................................................6 Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (IT Infrastructure & Networking Stream)..........................8 Module Descriptors......................................................................................................................9-28 Course Assessments.......................................................................................................................29-30 Module Guide.................................................................................................................................31-35 Personalised Timetable Guide........................................................................................................36-39 DBS Staff Contact Details.....................................................................................................................40 Staff Contact Information.................................................................................................................41 Academic Affairs Office ..................................................................................................................42-43 DBS Library Services.......................................................................................................................44-47 Career Opportunities...........................................................................................................................48 Career Development Student Development Sports, Clubs & Societies Protection of Enrolled Learners (PEL) Statement

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Welcome to Dublin Business School Introduction This student handbook was compiled by the School of Business in Dublin Business School. The purpose of this handbook is to provide you with a summary of resources, regulation, policies, and procedures for this programme. Please note that the official sources for all rules, regulations and assessment relating to programmes are published and can be viewed on the DBS website. This handbook is not intended as a substitute for these, or other official documents, which take precedence in all cases. Some of the information outlined in this handbook may be subject to change. Dear Student Welcome to DBS. I hope you enjoy your time here and that you benefit both socially and educationally while studying with us. Our objective is to create graduates with the knowledge, skills and confidence to progress to employment and to meet the challenges of today’s rapidly changing workplace in Ireland and abroad. Our undergraduate programmes cover a broad spectrum of subject areas such as Accounting and Finance, ICT, Marketing, Management, Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Film, Social Science and others. All programmes are designed to provide you with an appropriate grounding and understanding of core subjects. However, we know that you have your own career aspirations and that you may wish to specialise in your own preferred area of study and our programmes are designed to allow you that option. DBS is committed to providing you with a learning environment that encourages you to meet your potential both personally and professionally. A wide range of support services is available through DBS to provide you with advice and guidance needed to identify, achieve and excel in your chosen career. Full information on our support services and relevant contact details are available in this Student Handbook. Academic studies at this level will be thought provoking, challenging, interesting and exciting. Your studies should prove beneficial for both your personal and professional development and will prepare you for a life of continuous learning. We are confident that you will find this experience highly rewarding. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact any member of staff in DBS. We look forward to talking with you and working with you in the year ahead

Darren Brien Head of School

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Dublin Business School Campus DBS is a city centre campus with two main buildings where most classes are held and another building where some classes are held. Please refer to the map for the location of our other buildings. The buildings are: 1. Castle House, 73/83 South Great Georges Street 2. 13/14 Aungier Street 3. Bow Lane (beside Aungier Street building) 4. 6/9 Balfe Street, Block A and B 5. Wicklow House, 84-88 South Great George's Street All buildings are within a 5 minutes’ walk of each other. Buses servicing Aungier Street /South Great Georges Street directly are: 16, 16A, 19, 19A, 65, 65B, 83 or 122. All Bus, DART, Luas and Rail routes service the city centre with stations close to the College.

Room Legend and Access Codes You may need a code to get into some buildings and on your timetables the building names are abbreviated. The following table explains:

Timetable abbreviation

Building

Door Code

AS

Aungier Street

No code required

BL

Bow Lane

9214

BSA

Balfe Street Block A

6305*

BSB

Balfe Street Block B

6305*

CH

Castle House

No code required

WH

Wicklow House

No code required

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Map of Dublin Business School locations

First Point of Contact

1. Castle House 2. Aungier Street 3. Bow Lane 4. Balfe Street 5. Carmelites 6. Wicklow House

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ICT at Dublin Business School

Higher Diploma in Science in Computing at Dublin Business School Awarding Body

Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

Duration

2 years incorporating an Independent Capstone Project (Part-time)

Course Commencing

September 2016

Award Level

Level 8 NFQ

ECTS Credits

60

Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (IT Infrastructure and Networking Stream) Course Overview Dublin Business School (DBS) in conjunction with Microsoft Ireland, their Partner Network and other relevant industry partners have developed an intensive Full Time Level 8 conversion award for a Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (IT Infrastructure & Networking).

Programme Structure and Content The programme involves teaching and laboratory activities timetabled between Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.15 to 9.30 pm and Saturdays from 10.00 am to 5.00pm .The programme contains a deliberate mix of professional certification in relevant industry skills, personal development and academic content. In Year 1 - Students will be provided with a significant grounding in core computing modules. Core modules for Year 1: 6


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Principles of Programming Database Design and Development Information Systems Development & Management Web Design and Development Web Design & Development Operating Systems & Networks

In Year 2 - Students will pursue a specialisation stream in Infrastructure & Networking. This element is a focused set of modules designed to bring candidates quickly to the industry entry standard for graduates in their chosen field of specialisation. In Year 2, core modules are: -

IT Project Management System Administration Cloud Infrastructure and Virtualisation Advanced Networks and Security

In Year 2 - Students will engage in a 3 months’ project

Job Readiness / Career Support To complement the academic programme, learners will gain the upskill and reskill tools from Careers support as part of the Job Readiness element encouraged by Springboard. The programme has been designed in collaboration with industry to ensure that graduates are able to demonstrate the personal skills and aptitudes employers have highlighted as requirements and to assist graduates of the programme to integrate effectively into the work place. The Job Readiness sessions will be present across all three semesters.

Skillset Recent work carried out by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs and as outlined in the National Skills Bulletin (2013) has identified ICT skills demand for Network Specialists & Engineers. In order to address and respond to this ICT skill shortage, DBS have developed a Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (IT Infrastructure and Networking). Specific skills include Cloud Infrastructure, Server Message Block, Wireless sensor testing, collaboration functions, router configuration and management, experience with scripting language Java, C+ and network configurations. Closely linked with this specialist stream, is the increasing demand for ICT security technologies and skills. As outlined in the EGFSN/Forfas report (Nov 2013), it is estimated that spending on IT security products in 2013 was around €25 billion globally and growing at more than 7% over the next three years. The move towards cloud solutions have strengthened the growing need to invest in security as sensitive information may no longer reside on dedicated hardware and the mode of access changes. The ‘Computer Security’ module embedded on the IT Infrastructure stream with the core concepts of computer security includes various tools and techniques for vulnerability discovery and threat analysis. Participants also develop best practice tools and techniques, standards and trends related to computer security. 7


Following completion of the Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (IT Infrastructure and Networking), participants will be able to:  Design, configure & manage a switched network. Implementing a hierarchical structure, loop avoidance, switch convergence and VLANS.  Design & Implement an IP addressing scheme for a network. Understand and describe the operations & functions of a router & its critical role within networking.  Demonstrate in-depth understanding of WAN technologies, from Frame Relays to MPLS to Metro Ethernet.  Demonstrate basic system administration tasks such as user management & modifying file permissions.  Write & execute UNIX/Linux bash scripts which perform common system administration tasks.  Demonstrate advanced knowledge in the area of virtualization & how underlying virtualization technologies function.  Identify & analyse several security threats to given computer applications. Specify and apply security requirements to counter security problems for given applications.  Identify several security tools and techniques to develop appropriate security mechanisms for the protection of computer systems.

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Module Descriptors 1. Principles of Programming Dublin Business School Module Descriptor Stage Award Stage Module Title Module Status

Principles of Programming

Module Code

Pre-Requisite Module Code(s)

1

Mandatory

M1.1 Date Approved September 2015

Contact Hours Lecture Tutorial

Semester

Practical

Seminar

10 12 26 Allocation of Marks Within the Module Continuous Assessment Project 50%

Co-Requisite Code(s) None

Module

Level 8

Date for Review

No

Non-contact Hours Assignment Placement

Practical

5 ECTS

Capstone

2020/21

36

Credits

Total Effort Independent Work 41

Final Examination 50%

125 Total 100%

School of Business Author: Dr. Shazia A Afzal Description: This module teaches fundamentals of problem solving, algorithm design and basic computation to learners. They will be introduced to the basic programming constructs such as variables, constants, conditional statements and loops, etc. Learners will develop skills to design, develop, test and documents structured programs using an object-oriented programming language and a modern programming environment. Aims: 1. To develop an understanding of basic programming concepts. 2. To learn elementary algorithms and problem solving techniques. 3. To introduce the development environment and the use of integrated tools. 4. To develop skills to design, implement, debug and execute programs. Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, learners will be able to: 1. Appraise basic programming techniques, terminology and concepts. 2. Formulate and model algorithms as solutions to simple problems. 3. Integrate the syntax and semantics of an object-oriented programming language into a program. 4. Design, develop, debug and test elementary programs. Assessment Strategy: Participant learning will be assessed by the following:  Continuous Assessment (50%):  Individual assignments  On-line tests – for immediate formative feedback  Lab-based examination (50%):

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ďƒ— One two hour, end of module examination. Method of Assessment Percentage Weightings Course work 50% Exam 50%

Learning outcomes assessed 2, 3, 4 1, 4

Indicative Syllabus: 1. Introduction: History of programming languages, procedural and object-oriented languages, programming environment, writing simple programs, etc. 2. Basic Computation: Data types, variables and constants, assignment statements, sequence, operators, parentheses and precedence operators, type casting, Boolean logic, comments, indentation. 3. Constructing Algorithms: Definition, simplification of problem, flowcharts and pseudocode, rules and conventions. 4. Conditional Structures: The logic of decisions, constructing a guard, multiple-branch decisions, nested decisions, Common structures in programming (e.g. If, Select, Switch). 5. Iterative Structures: The logic of loops, constructing loop guards, nested loops, Common structures in programming (e.g. Do, While, For). 6. Arrays and Strings and Enumerations: Declaration of one and two-dimensional arrays, array initialisation, array manipulation, declaration and manipulation of strings, understanding user defined types such as enumeration. 7. Methods: Defining methods, methods headers and body, passing parameters, types of methods (value returning and void methods), invoking methods, benefits of using methods. 8. Object-Oriented Concepts: Introduction to basic object-oriented concepts such as class and object. 9. Basic principles of testing and debugging. Indicative Bibliography: Title Core Visual C# 2012 How to Program (5th Edition) Supplementary Starting out with Visual C# 2012 Java: an introduction to problem solving & programming Electronic Resources DBS E-Learning Support DBS Library Website Library Catalogue E-Journals, E-Books and Databases Institutional Repository (eSource) The C# Programming Yellow Book Fundamentals of Computer Programming with C#

Author

Publisher

Published

Edition

Dietel P. & Dietel, H.

Prentice Hall

2013

5th

Gaddis, Tony

Pearson

2013

3rd

Savitch, W

Pearson

2014

7th

http://elearning.dbs.ie http://library.dbs.ie/ http://koha.dbs.ie http://library.dbs.ie/Electronic-Resources/E-Library.htm http://esource.dbs.ie/ http://www.robmiles.com/c-yellow-book http://www.introprogramming.info/english-intro-csharp-book/

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2. Database Design & Development Dublin Business School Module Descriptor Stage Award Stage

Semester

Module Title Module Status

Database Design and Development

Module Code

Pre-Requisite Module Code(s)

Mandatory

M1.2 Date Approved September 2015

Contact Hours Lecture Tutorial

1

Practical

Seminar

12 12 24 Allocation of Marks Within the Module Continuous Assessment Project 50%

Co-Requisite Code(s) None

Module

Level 8

Date for Review

5 ECTS

Capstone

2020/21

No

Non-contact Hours Assignment Placement 37 Practical

Credits

Total Effort Independent Work 40

Final Examination 50%

125 Total 100%

School of Business Author: Dr. Shazia A Afzal Description: This module develops skills to use appropriate tools and techniques for the design and development of databases according to the requirements. Learners will build strong technical skills for designing and implementing a robust database system from conceptual, logical and physical database design stages to implementation using a relational database management system (RDBMS). They will develop proficiency in Structured Query Language (SQL) to implement and manipulate database systems. Learners will also be introduced to non-relational databases and they will be able to evaluate the current and future trends in database technologies. Aims: 1. To understand the role of databases for organised storage and retrieval. 2. To develop an in-depth understanding of relational data modelling. 3. To demonstrate skills for the design and implementation of relational databases using appropriate tools and techniques. 4. To introduce to non-relational databases. Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, learners will be able to: 1. Evaluate the role of databases in business organisations. 2. Critique and design relational data models using appropriate tools and techniques. 3. Construct a database system for effective management and retrieval of data using SQL. 4. Appraise the use of non-relational data storage technologies. Assessment Strategy: Participant learning will be assessed by the following: An individual project to design and develop a database according to the business requirements will be used to assess the skills developed during this module. Final exam will be used to assess the theoretical concepts learned as part of this module. Method of Assessment

Percentage Weightings

11

Learning outcomes assessed


Individual Project Exam

50% 50%

2, 3 1, 2, 4

Indicative Syllabus: 1. Introduction: Introduction to databases, history and types of databases, databases in the traditional context, the requirement for DBMS, Database life cycle model, the impact of WWW. 2. Database Planning: Gathering requirements, analysing requirements, finding basic entities, and developing business rules. 3. Relational Model: Basic concepts and terminology, requirements analysis, conceptual modelling using Entity Relationship diagrams, developing logical model. 4. Normalisation: definition, purpose and benefits, data redundancy, normal forms from 1 st to 3rd and higher, denormalisation. 5. Implementation: Choosing appropriate data types and an appropriate software to build a database system. Referential integrity constraints, introduction to SQL, SQL DDL, DML and DCL, developing tables, inserting records and querying data. 6. Advanced SQL Features: Developing database objects such as stored procedures, Views, indexes, triggers, transactions, developing quality data. 7. Database Administration: Access control; user privileges, the use of roles. 8. Non-relational databases: Types of non-relational databases such as NoSQL, use of NoSQL database, introduction to XML, basic syntax of XML, XML data model. Indicative Bibliography: Title Core Modern Database Management

Author Hoffer, Topi, Venkataraman.

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Publisher

Published

Edition

Prentice Hall

2012

11th

Supplementary Database Systems: A Practical Approach Connolly, T. & Addison-Wesley 2014 6th to Design, Implementation, and Carolyn, B. Management Hands on Database Conger, S. Prentice Hall 2014. Journals Siau, K (Editor). Journal of Database Management (JDM). Available at: http://www.igiglobal.com/journal/journal-database-management-jdm/1072 Electronic Resources DBS E-Learning Support http://elearning.dbs.ie DBS Library Website http://library.dbs.ie/ Library Catalogue http://koha.dbs.ie E-Journals, E-Books and Databases http://library.dbs.ie/Electronic-Resources/E-Library.htm Institutional Repository (eSource) http://esource.dbs.ie/

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3. Information Systems Development & Management Dublin Business School Module Descriptor Stage Award Stage

Semester

Module Title Module Status

Information Systems Development and Management

Module Code

Pre-Requisite Module Code(s)

Mandatory

Co-Requisite Code(s)

Module

M1.3

Level 8

Date Approved September 2015

Contact Hours Lecture

Tutorial

1

Date for Review

Semina r

15 6 15 Allocation of Marks Within the Module Continuous Assessment Project 50%

5 ECTS

Capstone

2020/21

No

Non-contact Hours Practical

Credits

Total Effort

Assignmen t 30

Placement

Independent Work 59

Practical

Final Examination 50%

125 Total 100%

School of Business Author: Michael Gleeson, Patrick O’Callaghan Description: This module will provide an introduction to the development of Information Systems in a modern computing environment. It will provide a cornerstone for learners in the fundamental understanding and practical application of a range of concepts, tools and techniques related to Information Systems, systems development, software engineering and project management. The module focuses on the development context, i.e. the Software Development Life Cycles (SDLC), Agile Development and Unified Modelling Language (UML). It covers practical and theoretical elements related to system development methodologies, system modelling, diagramming techniques, testing practices and project management principles. Aims: 1. To enable the learner to understand Information Systems and their role in business today. 2. To develop a capability for the learner to utilise software engineering tools and techniques. 3. To enable learners to select and deploy appropriate modelling diagrams. 4. To equip learners with an understanding of the principles and themes of project management. Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, learners will be able to: 1. Appraise the role and significance of ICT and Information Systems in a modern context. 2. Evaluate and utilise different methodologies used within the SDLC. 3. Propose and model software systems using UML tools and techniques. 4. Articulate the principal tasks of project management when applied to an ICT environment.

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Assessment Strategy: Participant learning will be assessed by the following: Learning will be assessed through formative assessment and group project work. The project will assess student ability to employ modelling techniques and use software tools in given situations. The group project assessment in this module can optionally be integrated with Database Design and Development module. Method of Assessment Group Project Final Exam

Percentage Weightings 50% 50%

Learning outcomes assessed 3, 4 1, 2, 4

Indicative Syllabus: 1. Introduction to Information Systems: Contextualisation of Information Systems, overview and evolution of information systems, organisational considerations, origins of TPS, MIS, DSS, ES, EIS. 2. Modern Considerations of IS: Merging of IS/ICT and the impact of the www, Cloud Computing, Mobile, Wireless/RFID/NFC and Internet of Things. 3. Introduction to Software Engineering: Applying engineering principles to systems development. Introduce what software engineering is and why it is important. Software processes, explaining the concepts of software processes and models. 4. Systems Analysis and Design: Traditional approaches to systems development, Software Development Lifecycle, Agile Development and development practices. 5. Requirements Engineering: Understand user and system requirements as well as functional and non-functional requirements. Methods of elicitation of requirements. 6. System Modelling: Introduce UML, model driven engineering, design and implementation, design using UML. Practical diagramming using UML. 7. Software Testing: Concepts of test driven development methods, unit testing, black/white box testing, and code coverage. Software maintenance and legacy systems. 8. Dependability and Security: Explain the concepts of software availability, reliability and its maintainability. 9. Implementation and Maintenance: Systems implementation strategies, hardware and software acquisition, outsourcing, systems evaluation and cloud computing. System maintenance strategies. 10. Project Management: Introduction to principal project management and project planning techniques. Development team management, software and code management tools. Agile Project Management. Indicative Bibliography: Title Core Software Engineering Supplementary Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design: International Version Software Engineering: Practitioner's Approach Business Analysis

A

Author

Publisher

Published

Edition

Sommerville, I.

Pearson

2010

9th

Pearson

2012

5th

McGraw-Hill

2014

8th

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

2014

3rd

Valacich George J. Hoffer J.A. Pressman, R.

J., &

Paul, D., Cadle, J. & Yeates, D.

Journals PMI Project Management Journal 14


International Journal of Agile Management Systems Electronic Resources Tutorials Point http://www.tutorialspoint.com UML.org http://uml.org/ Agile Project Management http://www.projectmanagement.com/Practices/Agile/ MIT Open Courseware http://ocw.mit.edu Project Management Institute http://www.pmi.org DBS E-Learning Support http://elearning.dbs.ie DBS Library Website http://library.dbs.ie/ Library Catalogue http://koha.dbs.ie E-Journals, E-Books and Databases http://library.dbs.ie/Electronic-Resources/E-Library.htm Institutional Repository (eSource) http://esource.dbs.ie/

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4. Web Design & Development Dublin Business School Module Descriptor Stage Award Stage

Semester

Module Title Module Status

Web Design and Development

Module Code

Pre-Requisite Module Code(s)

Mandatory

Co-Requisite Code(s)

Module

M1.4

Level 8

Date Approved September 2015

Contact Hours Lecture

Tutorial

1

Date for Review

Semina r

18 12 18 Allocation of Marks Within the Module Continuous Assessment Project 50%

5 ECTS

Capstone

2020/21

No

Non-contact Hours Practical

Credits

Total Effort

Assignmen t 36

Placement

Independent Work 41

Practical

Final Examination 50%

125 Total 100%

School of Business Author: Fiona Redmond Description: This module introduces the learner to current client-side technologies for designing and developing dynamic web sites. The module will provide learners with the skills and practical experience to build usable and accessible web sites. Aims: 1. To provide learners with an introduction to the Internet and web technologies. 2. To develop the learners’ practical skills in key client-side technologies such as HTML and CSS to build web sites using appropriate UI design principles. 3. To provide learners with the skills necessary to dynamically generate or modify the content or appearance of a web site using a client side scripting language such as JavaScript. 4. To equip learners with knowledge on web site planning and deployment. Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, learners will be able to: 1. Synthesise the underlying architecture of the internet and the World Wide Web. 2. Design and create web pages that adhere to current Web standards and UI principles. 3. Devise web pages with dynamic content that interacts with users using a scripting language. 4. Evaluate the planning and deployment of a Web Site. Assessment Strategy: Participant learning will be assessed by the following: The applied nature of the module is reflected in the practical lab demonstration. Learners will be encouraged to develop their skills independently to build standard-compliant web sites. Methods of assessment to be used to measure the learning outcomes stated are: 1) Written final examination 16


and 2) Continuous assessment to involve a project worth 50%. Example Project: Develop a brochure website for a specific business case, accompanied by a report that includes a reflection on that web development experience. Method of Assessment Percentage Weightings Learning outcomes assessed Project 50% 2, 3, 4 Final Exam 50% 1, 2, 3 Indicative Syllabus: 1. Overview of internet and world wide web, client-server model, the role of web browsers and web servers, HTTP protocol, Domain Name System, URL, Web standards and web design best practices. 2. Mark-up Languages and Content, Introduction to HTML, hypertext, tags and elements (titles, headings, paragraphs, links, lists, tables, forms, web graphics) Evaluating page layout options. 3. Separation of content and presentation mark-up, Introduction to CSS style sheets, block level and inline CSS styles, formatting text, colours, background, padding, margin, border, floating and positioning. Using CSS for page layout. Colour schemes, typography and navigation. 4. Client-side scripting using JavaScript and jQuery libraries, browser object, document object model, web form validation. Dynamically generate and modify content, interaction and usability. 5. UI design and Imaging considerations. Principles of good UI design, colour, repetition, alignment and consistency. Organisational layout, typeface, fonts. Creating and optimising images for the Web using various tools. Bitmap and vector graphics. CSS sprites and image maps. 6. Search engine optimisation (SEO), accessibility, and web performance. SEO techniques, evaluating theories behind search engines, analytics, promoting and marketing. Accessibility standards and tools, WCAG, Section 508, WAI. Guidelines on improving web performances such as using CDN’s and compression. 7. Responsive Web Design. Mobile web design best practices. CSS3 media queries to target different viewports. Limitations. Progressive enhancement versus graceful degradation. Testing. 8. Planning and publishing to the web, registering domain name, obtaining a web host, FTP, Site performance, copyright issues, tools and mark-up editors. Indicative Bibliography: Title Core Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5 Supplementary Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics The Modern Web: Multi-Device Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript Electronic Resources W3C Markup Validation Service W3C CSS Validation Service Web Access Initiative Jakob Nielsen's Website DBS E-Learning Support DBS Library Website Library Catalogue E-Journals, E-Books and Databases

Author

Publisher

Published

Edition

Terry Felke-Morris

AddisonWesley

2014

7th

Jennifer Niederst Robbins

O'Reilly Media

2012

4th

Peter Gasston

No Starch Press

2013

1st

http://validator.w3.org/ http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/ http://www.w3.org/wai http://www.nngroup.com/ http://elearning.dbs.ie http://library.dbs.ie/ http://koha.dbs.ie http://library.dbs.ie/Electronic-Resources/E-Library.htm 17


Institutional Repository (eSource)

http://esource.dbs.ie/

5. Operating Systems & Networks Dublin Business School Module Descriptor Stage Award Stage

Semester

Module Title Module Status

Operating Systems and Networks

Module Code

Pre-Requisite Module Code(s)

Mandatory

Co-Requisite Code(s)

Module

M1.5

Level 8

Date Approved September 2015

Contact Hours Lecture

Tutorial

1

Date for Review

Semina r

18 12 18 Allocation of Marks Within the Module Continuous Assessment Project

5 ECTS

Capstone

2020/21

No

Non-contact Hours Practical

Credits

Total Effort

Assignmen t 36

Placement

Independent Work 41

Practical 50%

Final Examination 50%

125 Total 100%

School of Business Author: Michael Gleeson Description: This module will serve as an introduction to computer science, providing and overview of computer architecture, operating systems and networks. The essentials of computer architecture and organisation are explored. It will cover fundamental topics such as circuits, logic gates and CPUs. Operating systems will be examined from a practical perspective (process, memory, file and device management). The module will provide a key understanding of the fundamentals of computer networks. The module will generate skills based on the practical application of skills through hands on tasks. The module will provide the foundation for other modules in computing that assume a general understanding of computer architecture, operating systems and networks. Aims: 1. To introduce learners to the architecture and organization of a general purpose computer system. 2. To enable learners to gain knowledge of how operating systems function. 3. To equip learners with practical skills in manipulation of operating systems. 4. To provide learners with a fundamental understanding of data communications and networking. Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, learners will be able to: 1. Critique the architecture and organization of various computer systems. 2. Evaluate core operating systems concepts such as process, memory, file and device management. 3. Integrate practical skills in Windows and Linux operating systems by formulating basic scripts. 4. Synthesize mechanisms of data communications and typical network architectures/topologies. 18


Assessment Strategy: Participant learning will be assessed by the following: Learning will be assessed by a mixture of formative and summative assessment, example breakdown 1) Coursework (20%) in the form of practical lab based online assessment, 2) Coursework (30%) in the form of a practical Skills Based Assessment involving the manipulation of an operating system based on specified challenges and 3) a Final Exam (50%) to encompass all the module content. Method of Assessment Coursework Final Exam

Percentage Weightings 50% 50%

Learning outcomes assessed 1, 3 1, 2, 4

Indicative Syllabus: 1. Computer Architecture: Component, devices, motherboards, memory, storage and hard disks. I/O devices, block and character devices. ISA and Von Neumann, CPU and ALU, fetch-decode-execute. 2. Boolean Algebra: Basic laws, application to switching circuits. Relationship to number systems in computing. Digital Logic: Logic gates AND, NAND, OR, NOR, XOR, NOT. 3. Operating Systems: Definition of an operating system, abstract views of an operating system, evolution of operating system designs, classes of operating systems, virtualising operating systems. 4. Process and Threads: Practical examination of process, threads and programs. Concurrency, process states, thread of control, interacting processes. Management of Windows/Linux processes. 5. Memory Management: Memory hierarchy, swapping and relocation of processes, paging and segmentation. Virtual memory basics, demand paging, page faults and working sets. 6. File System & Input/Output: Files and file operations, directories, file sharing, links, disk structure, examples of UNIX, Linux and Windows file systems. Architecture of I/O and interaction with OS. 7. Examination of Windows command line, introduction to UNIX/Linux. Introduction to the bash shell, basic commands, process management, user/file permissions and basic shell scripting. 8. Networking Fundamentals: Data communications media and channels, wireless and mobile computing. Communications, hardware devices, software and protocols. 9. Network Architectures: The Internet, intranets and extranets. Enterprise communication and collaboration, network topologies (Logical and Physical). 10. Network Models: Layered approach, OSI and TCP/IP network protocols. Application, Presentation and Session layers of the OSI. Example protocols and implementations at each layer. Indicative Bibliography: Title Core Understanding Operating Systems Supplementary Computer Architecture Computer Networking: A TopDown Approach Electronic Resources OS and CPU Simulator Tutorials Point Graphical Network Simulator Raspberry Pi DBS E-Learning Support

Author

Publisher

Published

Edition

Ida M. Flynn & Anne McIver McHoes,

Cengage

2013

7th

Carter, N. Kurose, J.F., Ross, K.W.

McGraw Hill Pearson Higher Education

2002 2013

6th

&

http://www.teach-sim.com/ http://tutorialspoint.com http://www.gns3.net/ http://www.raspberrypi.org/ http://elearning.dbs.ie 19


DBS Library Website Library Catalogue E-Journals, E-Books and Databases Institutional Repository (eSource)

http://library.dbs.ie/ http://koha.dbs.ie http://library.dbs.ie/Electronic-Resources/E-Library.htm http://esource.dbs.ie/

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6. IT Project Management Dublin Business School Module Descriptor Stage Award Module Title IT Project Management Module Status Elective Module Code Pre-Requisite Module Code(s) M1.7 Date Approved September 2015 Contact Hours Lecture Tutorial Practical Seminar 20 8 20 Allocation of Marks Within the Module Continuous Assessment Project 50%

Semester

Co-Requisite Code(s)

Module

Date for Review 2020/21 Non-contact Hours Assignment Placement 40 Practical 50%

1

Level

Credits

8

5 ECTS Capstone No Total Effort

Independent Work 37

Final Examination

125 Total 100%

School of Business Author: Patrick O’Callaghan Description: IT projects generally fail not because of technology, but because of poor project management. This module provides the learner with a comprehensive understanding of project management in the context of IT and enables the learner to acquire proficiency in methods, tools and techniques used to deliver projects successfully. The syllabus is based on the Process Groups and Knowledge Areas of the Project Management Institute (PMI). Aims: 1. To provide learners with the ability to appraise the different project management tools, techniques, and how they can be applied to application, system, and infrastructure development. 2. To equip the learner to effectively manage scope, time, cost, quality and risk in an IT project environment. 3. To provide learners with an insight into the importance of modern developments in IT Project Management. 4. To provide learners with the ability to analyse and develop the skills and competencies required of the successful IT project manager. Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, learners will be able to: 1. Articulate the unique nature of IT project management. 2. Deploy the principles and practices of IT project evaluation and management in an IT context. 3. Evaluate, select and apply methods, tools (including software) and techniques for planning, task identification, estimating, monitoring, controlling, reporting and for managing risk. 4. Initiate and integrate the skills and competencies of an IT project manager in a project environment. Assessment Strategy: Participant learning will be assessed by the following: Learning will be assessed through a combination of group and individual work and also by combining a practical and applied project planning assignment with an individual, critical essay considering the theoretical background of the subject. Method of Assessment Group Project Individual, critical essay

Percentage Weightings 50% 50%

Indicative Syllabus:

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Learning outcomes assessed 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 4


1. IT Projects & Project Management; Definitions of a project; How projects originate; Key difference between IT and non IT projects. Historical background, origins and development. Examples of success and failures. Stages of system and software development. Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) – from concept to release. Importance of IT Project Planning, estimating and scheduling. Examination of the “failing to plan is planning to fail” and “Murphy’s Law” adages. Why companies fail to plan. Tools and techniques; Critical Path Method (CPM), Gantt charts, Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT), MS Project. The use and benefits of CASE tools. 2. IT Project Staffing The different options for staffing IT projects. Full-time staff, contract staff, secondments etc. The advantages and disadvantages of the different staffing options. Team building, skill sets and gap analysis. Retention of key resources. Data protection. 3. IT Project Methodologies Background to the methodologies in use today. Why do organisations utilise (and deliberately not use) methodologies? The advantages and disadvantages of methodologies; SDLC, DSDM, SSM, PRINCE, ETHICS, Agile, Enterprise Project Management. 4. IT Project Progress Monitoring The importance of progress monitoring. Monitoring as a method of control. Creation and use of plans to report on progress. Reporting progress (to whom, frequency, method, exception). Financial progress monitoring. 5. IT Project Quality Control. Concepts of quality acceptance criteria; quality assurance and control; project assurance Indicative Bibliography: Title Core Managing Information Technology Projects Supplementary Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling Project Management Body of Knowledge

Author

Publisher

Published

Edition

Shwalbe, Kathy

Thomson

2013

7th

Kerzner, H.

Wiley

2013

11th

Project Management Institute

PMI

2013

5th

Journals MIS Quarterly International Journal of Management & Information Systems PMI Project Management Journal International Journal of Agile Management Systems Electronic Resources Tutorials Point http://www.tutorialspoint.com Agile Project Management http://www.projectmanagement.com/Practices/Agile/ MIT Open Courseware http://ocw.mit.edu Project Management Institute http://www.pmi.org DBS E-Learning Support http://elearning.dbs.ie DBS Library Website http://library.dbs.ie/ Library Catalogue http://koha.dbs.ie E-Journals, E-Books and Databases http://library.dbs.ie/Electronic-Resources/E-Library.htm Institutional Repository (eSource) http://esource.dbs.ie/

Dublin Business School Module Descriptor Stage Award Stage Module Title Module Status

Semester

Cloud Infrastructure and Virtualisation Elective

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Module Code M1.11

Pre-Requisite Module Code(s) M1.5

Co-Requisite Code(s)

Date Approved

Date for Review

September 2015

Tutorial

Level 8

Semina r

18 12 18 Allocation of Marks Within the Module Continuous Assessment Project 50%

5 ECTS

No

Non-contact Hours Practical

Credits

Capstone

2020/21

Contact Hours Lecture

Module

Total Effort

Assignmen t 36

Placement

Independent Work 41

Practical

Final Examination 50%

125 Total 100%

School of Business Author: Michael Gleeson Description: This module will serve as an introduction to Cloud Computing and then focus on specific Infrastructure and Virtualisation software, tools and techniques. The essentials of virtualisation will be explored, and will cover fundamental topics such as types of hypervisors, full versus para virtualisation. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) will be examined from a practical perspective (Virtual Machines, Cloud Bursting and Content Distribution Networks). The module will generate skills based on the practical application of building private clouds, creating and managing containers and implementing virtual networks. Aims: 1. To allow learners the opportunity to evaluate cloud computing paradigms. 2. To enable learners to examine virtualisation technology as a cloud enabler. 3. To facilitate learners to build a private cloud. 4. To provide learners the opportunity to experiment with container technology. Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, learners will be able to: 1. Summarise cloud service and cloud deployment models. 2. Evaluate various virtualisation techniques and hypervisor technology. 3. Plan, design and build a private cloud environment. 4. Formulate, model and implement a container based solution to host applications. Assessment Strategy: Participant learning will be assessed by the following: Learning will be assessed by a mixture of formative and summative assessment. There will be emphasis placed on analytical and technical skills. Coursework will comprise a group project, typical example: Provided with a given scenario and organisational requirements, working in groups the learner will be asked to design and implement a proof of concept private cloud architecture which implements container technology, accompanied by a fully documented technical operational and support manual. Finally a terminal summative assessment to encompass all the module content. Method of Assessment Coursework

Percentage Weightings 50% 23

Learning outcomes assessed 3, 4


Final Exam

50%

1, 2

Indicative Syllabus: 1. Introduction to Cloud Computing: What is cloud computing and characteristics of cloud computing. Cloud Delivery and Deployment Models. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). Public, private, community and private clouds. 2. Virtualisation: Introduction to the concept of virtualisation and hypervisors; desktop and server virtualisation, application streaming, multi-tenancy and isolation mechanics in hypervisors. 3. Role of a Hypervisor: Access and management of physical resources (CPU, Memory and I/O devices), implementation levels of hypervisors. Hypervisor structures/tools and mechanisms. 4. Classifications of Hypervisor: Investigate how hypervisors operate at a process execution level. Processor design and Virtualisation, evaluation of full Virtualisation versus para-virtualisation. 5. Virtualisation used in Cloud Computing: Role of VMs in cloud computing, example implementation of hypervisor technologies in public and private clouds (e.g. AWS and OpenStack). 6. Private Cloud: Examination and appraisal of contemporary private cloud technology. Scope, design, build and configure a private cloud environment. 7. Cloud Bursting: Integration of onsite infrastructure with public cloud infrastructure. 8. Containers: Examination and appraisal of contemporary container technology. Scope, design, build and configure a container infrastructure. 9. Virtual Machine Networking: Virtual switches and software defined networking (e.g. Openflow). Implementing host-only networking and enabling private networking. 10. Case Studies: Installation, configuration and management of a target environment, typical examples include (but not limited to) MS Hyper-V, VMware, Xen, OpenStack, OpenShift and Docker. Indicative Bibliography: Title Core Practical Virtualisation Solutions: Virtualisation from the Trenches Supplementary Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology and Architecture

Author

Publisher

Published

Kenneth Hess and Amy Newman

Prentice Hall

2009

Thomas Erl, Zaigham Mahmood and Ricardo Puttini Turnbull, J.

Prentice Hall

2013

Amazon Kindle

2014

The Docker Book Journals Virtualization Journal IEEE Internet Computing Electronic Resources OpenStack VirtualBox Docker DBS E-Learning Support DBS Library Website Library Catalogue E-Journals, E-Books and Databases Institutional Repository (eSource)

https://www.openstack.org/ https://www.virtualbox.org/ https://www.docker.com/ http://elearning.dbs.ie http://library.dbs.ie/ http://koha.dbs.ie http://library.dbs.ie/Electronic-Resources/E-Library.htm http://esource.dbs.ie/ 24

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8. Systems Administration Dublin Business School Module Descriptor Stage Award Stage

Semester

Module Title Module Status

System Administration

Module Code

Pre-Requisite Module Code(s) M1.5

Co-Requisite Code(s)

Date Approved

Date for Review

M1.13

Elective

September 2015

Contact Hours Lecture

Tutorial

2

Module

Level 8

Semina r

18 12 18 Allocation of Marks Within the Module Continuous Assessment Project 50%

5 ECTS

Capstone

2020/21

No

Non-contact Hours Practical

Credits

Total Effort

Assignmen t 36

Placement

Independent Work 41

Practical

Final Examination 50%

125 Total 100%

School of Business Author: Fiona Redmond, Michael Gleeson Description: This module will build upon knowledge gained from operating systems and networks module. It will further learners’ knowledge in the area of server side system administration via the command line. It will examine in detail the principles of system administration, tools and techniques. It will focus specifically on user and group management, performing backups, monitoring system performance and the boot process. Server and network technologies such as DNS, file sharing, LDAP or Kerberos authentication will be examined. The module will generate skills based on the practical application of knowledge, through hands on assignments which will develop real world skills. Aims: 1. To allow learners develop essential skills in system administration, tools and techniques. 2. To facilitate learners to build a client-server networked environment via a CLI. 3. To provide learners the opportunity to experiment with naming and authentication services. 4. To develop the learners’ abilities in shell programming. Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, learners will be able to: 1. Appraise and prioritise essential system administration tasks. 2. Devise and construct UNIX/Linux and Windows systems. 3. Combine and integrate services such as name resolution, authentication and file sharing. 4. Model and schedule bash scripts to perform common system administration tasks. Assessment Strategy: Participant learning will be assessed by the following: Learning will be assessed by a mixture of formative and summative assessment. There will be 26


emphasis placed on analytical and technical skills. Methods of assessment to be used to measure the learning outcomes stated are: 1) Coursework in the form of an individual project or milestones, typical example: Provided with a given scenario and organisational requirements, the learner will be asked to design and implement a proof of concept system using virtualisation technology, accompanied by a fully documented technical report. 2) Finally a terminal summative assessment to encompass all the module content. Method of Assessment Percentage Weightings Learning outcomes assessed Coursework 50% 1, 2, 3 Final Exam 50% 1, 4 Indicative Syllabus: 1. System Administration Environment: Role of a system administrator, test versus production environments. Importance of documentation, recap of command line and tools such as vi editor. 2. Managing Software: Plan, install and configure Linux operating systems, software packages and patches. Testing and uninstalling. OS hardening, examination of comparable Windows functionality. 3. User Management: Create and delete user accounts and groups, modify user and group attributes, manage roles and privileges, configure user environment. Root account, sudo and su. 4. Boot and Shutdown Process: The boot and shutdown process of a Unix/Linux system, the init process, boot loaders, GRUB and LILO, rc scripts, enabling and disabling services. Booting into singleuser (recovery) mode. Starting services on bootup in Linux and Windows. 5. Backups: Backup media and devices, types of backups, evaluating backup needs, CRON, miscellaneous tools and solutions, command line tools such as dump and restore. 6. Network Configuration: Configure network interfaces, install and manage network services. Linux firewall, iptables, local security, selinux. 7. System Monitoring: Monitoring system performance and controlling system processes. Using performance analysis tools to identify various bottlenecks (CPU, disk I/O, Memory, Network). 8. System Integration and Authentication: Naming resolution, DNS, file sharing, integration with LDAP or Kerberos authentication services. SSH, FTP, NTP, NIS+. 9. Shell Scripting: Elements of a scripting language. Streams, redirection and pipes. Automate system management functions by writing shell scripts. Data manipulation tools such as grep, awk and sed. 10. Evolution of System Administration to include cloud based resources, integration with public and private clouds. Indicative Bibliography: Title Core UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook Supplementary AWS System Administration: Best Practices for Sysadmins in the Amazon Cloud Journals Computers & Security (Elsevier) Electronic Resources VirtualBox DBS E-Learning Support DBS Library Website Library Catalogue E-Journals, E-Books and Databases

Author

Publisher

Published

Edition

Evi Nemeth et Al.

Prentice Hall

2011

4th

Ryan, M.

O'Reilly Media

2015

1st

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Institutional Repository (eSource)

http://esource.dbs.ie/

9. Advanced Networks & Security Dublin Business School Module Descriptor Stage Award Stage

Semester

Module Title Module Status

Advanced Networks and Security

Module Code

Pre-Requisite Module Code(s) M1.5

Co-Requisite Code(s)

Date Approved

Date for Review

M1.14

Elective

September 2015

Contact Hours Lecture

Tutorial

2

Module

Level 8

Semina r

18 12 18 Allocation of Marks Within the Module Continuous Assessment Project 50%

5 ECTS

Capstone

2020/21

No

Non-contact Hours Practical

Credits

Total Effort

Assignmen t 36

Placement

Independent Work 41

Practical

Final Examination 50%

125 Total 100%

School of Business Author: Michael Gleeson Description: This module provides learners with knowledge of managing networks and data communications through examination of media, physical addressing, logical addressing and application level protocols. Learners will configure and manage network devices and manage routing using relevant protocols. At each stage of the process, appropriate security principles will be evaluated and applied. Learners will gain practical skills to design, implement and secure networks. Students will be presented the practical application of networks and security both from a theoretical perspective and a ‘real-world’ perspective. Aims: 1. To provide learners with knowledge of physical and logical addressing in the TCP/IP stack. 2. To enable learner to configuration and secure network devices from a command line. 3. To build learners’ practical skills by demonstrating setup and configuration of a data network. 4. To introduce learners to the tools, techniques, principles and management of computer security. Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, learners will be able to: 1. Critique MAC and IP addressing and predict the vulnerabilities associated with the TCP/IP stack. 2. Modify and secure a switch/router in a command line environment. 3. Model a logical network addressing scheme using VLSM and CIDR. 4. Appraise security practices that can be implemented to secure a computer network and system. 28


Assessment Strategy: Participant learning will be assessed by the following: Learning will be assessed by a mix of formative and summative assessment as follows: 1) Coursework in the form of practical diagnostic theory and lab based online assessment. 2) Coursework in the form of a Skills Based Assessment (SBA) typically involving the design and configuration of a secure network. 3) Final Exam (50%) to encompass all module content. Method of Assessment Coursework Final Exam

Percentage Weightings 50% 50%

Learning outcomes assessed 2, 3 1, 3, 4

Indicative Syllabus: 1. Introduction to Networks and Security: Explanation of the link between the configuration of a network and securing a network, recap of the TCP/IP and OSI models and network topologies. 2. Signals and Transmission: Analog and digital signals, bandwidth, throughput, goodput. Circuit and packet switching. Guided media (twisted pair, coaxial and fibre), characteristics of unguided media. 3. Physical Addressing and Ethernet: MAC technology, MAC addressing, Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), insecurities of ARP. Ethernet and CSMA/CD, Wireless and CSMA/CD. 4. Network Layer and Routing: Roles of the network layer, dividing devices into logical groups, internetworking and communications between networks. IPv4 to IPv6. 5. IP Addressing: Network addressing, the subnet mask, the number of subnetworks and hosts in a network, subneting using CIDR and VLSM, ICMP and tools, such as ping and tracert. 6. Routing: Routed protocols and fundamentals of routing. Command-line interface, configuration and securing of routers/switches, troubleshooting, metric types and administrative distances. 7. Secure Networks: Managing a secure network, network security testing, developing a security policy, network monitoring. Securing application level protocols. 8. Virtual Private Networks: Implementing virtual private networks, implementing site-to-site VPNs, implementing a remote access VPN, implementing SSL VPNs and IPsec. 9. Wired and Wireless Security: Security consideration on a wired and wireless network, hubs, switches, routers, access points. Eavesdropping, man-in-the-middle attacks, mitigation techniques. 10. Threat Mitigation: Security policies, CIA model (Confidentiality, Integrity and Authentication). Modern security threats, incident response, intrusion detection and prevention, SE threats. Indicative Bibliography: Title Core Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Supplementary Information Security: Principles and Practice Journals Computers & Security (Elsevier) Electronic Resources Mininet VirtualBox Kali Linux DBS E-Learning Support DBS Library Website

Author Kurose, J.F., Ross, K.W.

Stamp, M.

&

Publisher

Published

Edition

Pearson Higher Education

2013

6th

Wiley

2011

2nd

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Library Catalogue E-Journals, E-Books and Databases Institutional Repository (eSource)

http://koha.dbs.ie http://library.dbs.ie/Electronic-Resources/E-Library.htm http://esource.dbs.ie/

Assessment Assessment Objectives The broad objective of the assessment process is to establish the extent to which each student has achieved the learning outcomes of the modules and of the programme generally. The range of knowledge and skills assessed varies from module to module and depends on the type and objectives of the assessment method. Generally the intention is to test each student’s capacity to:            

Manage tasks and projects Work individually or as a member of a team Identify and use appropriate academic and technical resources Use hands on skills developed during the period of study Conduct primary research Apply knowledge and skills to business contexts Present arguments and conclusions coherently and convincingly Critically analyse and evaluate scenarios and issues Synthesise and reach logical conclusions Solve simulated business problems Reflect on own learning and development Apply learned skills to different scenarios

Assessment Methods A variety of assessment methods are used throughout the programme. These include:       

Problem solving exercises Practical projects incorporating a variety of competencies and skills for developing software Case studies Research based and technical projects Presentations Academic essays Closed book examinations

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Continuous assessment varies in style and purpose from module to module, depending upon the nature of the subject material and the teaching and learning objectives. A blend of individual and group assessment is used to help you develop the skills of working individually and as part of a team.

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Assessment Schedules Assessment schedules are provided for all students for all modules at the beginning of the academic year. These schedules are designed to limit the number of assignments students have to submit at any one time. It is organised such that assignments are spread out across the academic term, where possible. This serves as a useful time management tool for students . You will receive your Assessment Schedule in class it will also be published on the ICT September Intake 2016 Home Page as the course begins.

Moodle Information

Moodle Guide General Overview What is Moodle? Moodle is the Dublin Business School eLearning system designed to provide you with a range of course material which will enhance and support your learning experience within DBS. You will be using Moodle to submit assignments through. On Moodle you will have access to your lecture notes for all modules you are taking, and material regarding your programme and modules. You will also find information about events which are taking place within DBS, for example student services social events, and Library and Careers information events. Where can I access Moodle? You can access Moodle from any computer with Internet access. If you have a problem logging-in you should contact IT via the new student help form (which you will learn about at your IT induction), or call IT on 014177573 How do I log onto Moodle? To access your Moodle account, please enter your student number and password which has been emailed to your personal email address. If you are unsure what these are please contact IT or fill out our help form.

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Homepage 1

DBS Assignment Planner

Useful tool assessments

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manage

and

control

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Student Information

Links to important student resources

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My Courses

List of Courses/Modules that you are enrolled on.

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Search Modules box

Enter a key word e.g. “maths� or module code e.g. B6BM003 to find the link to your module

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Your Profile Link

Click on this link to add your picture and edit your profile

6

Navigation block*

Click on this link to see your modules

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Settings block*

Click on this link to see your Profile or Courses

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Event page

Information about upcoming event will be in centre section of the page

When you log in to Moodle you will see the Home page of Moodle similar to below. *These blocks can be hidden/unhidden by selecting dock/undock on the block

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Your Module/Course page The Module/Course page displays all your course material in the centre panel. To Open Notes/Lectures Go to the section that the notes are in and select the appropriate link and click to open. Save to your computer or storage media as required.

To Print Notes/lectures To print your notes select the printer icon to the right of the notes that you want to print. In order to print these notes for free you must click this printer icon. (Do not save to your computer and then print. Also it will not print for free if this is a link to an external website).

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To upload your assignment 1. Go to the section that the upload link is on. 2. Click on the Submit link

Select Add submission

1. Select the checkbox to confirm that the assessment is your own work. 2. Fill out online text as required 3. Drag and drop your assessment into the File submission Area. 4. Save Changes Note ! If you are in an old browser the drag and drop function may not be available. If this is the case: 

Click on Add>Choose File

Click on the upload>Choose File.

Click Save changes.

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Once the file or files are uploaded and you have clicked on Save Changes you can see your file and submission details.

To Edit your submitted assessment and upload again. If you submit your file before the due date you can edit it and upload it again.

To delete uploaded file and upload again 1. Click on Edit my submission 2. Right-click on the file to delete>click on the Delete button. 3. Enter your changes and resubmit your file again. Note this can only be done if you have submitted before the due date.

View grades and assessment status You lecturer will inform you once they have completed the grading/feedback of the assignment. To see your file status and grade and feedback select the submit link on Moodle again.

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Personal Timetable Personalised Timetable on Student Email – MyDBS.ie (Office 365) In your student email you have access to a calendar. This year DBS has set it up so that your personalized timetable will automatically synchronize with this calendar. Should you be unable to access the student intranet you can now alternatively check your email. Also if you have a smartphone you can put your email on it which will also pull in your calendar, making it easy to check your timetable on the go. How to Access Your Personal Timetable on your Outlook Calendar Go to http://mydbs.ie and input your student number @mydbs.ie for the username, and then press enter

You should be re-directed to the following page, where you just need to put in your password and click “Sign In” or press enter: 37


You should come to the below page where you can click on “Calendar” up the top:

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From here you can view your calendar which should show you your upcoming classes:

How to Change Time Zone on Your Personal Timetable When you are in the Calendar you can click on icon () for the Settings Menu up the top

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Once you are in Options, Click ‘Settings’ on the right hand side, then ‘Regional’

Ensure that the ‘Current time zone’ is set to (UTC) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London. Click ‘Save’

Staff Contact Details 40


Programme Coordinator:

Mayra Zalazar Nucifora Castle House T. 01 417 0634 E: springboardsupport@dbs.ie mayra.zalazarnucifora@dbs.ie

Academic Programme Leader:

Dr. Shazia A Afzal T. 01-4170683 510 Castle House E: shazia.afzal@dbs.ie

I.T Support:

1st Floor, Aungier Street and 4th Floor Castle House

or

T. 01 4177573 or Direct Dial Help phones Library Print Room. Online Support: via intranet (www.dbsstudents.com) by clicking the ‘Computer Services’ tab.

Library:

2nd Floor, Aungier Street. T. 01 -417 7572 E: library@dbs.ie W: http://library.dbs.ie Study Hub, Bow Lane

T. 01 -4178745

Student Experience Team:

Student Services incl. Education and Welfare, International Student Support Officer and Career Development Office: Ground Floor, Aungier St. Sports, Clubs and Societies Development Officer: 4th Floor Castle House Facebook : Search for ‘DBS Student Experience’

Education and Welfare Officer:

Aideen Blake Student Services, Ground Floor, Aungier St. T. 01 417 8748 E: aideen.blake@dbs.ie

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Staff Contact Information Sports, Clubs & Societies Officer:

Adam Crowther Student Services 4th Floor, Castle House T: 014177585

Career Development:

E: adam.crowther@dbs.ie

Careers and Placements Office, Ground Floor Aungier St T. 01 417 0658 E:careerdevelopment@dbs.ie Facebook: Search for ‘DBS Careers Service’

Directing your Query Any difficulty in any aspect of a course should always be raised immediately with the relevant person so that the issue can be addressed at the earliest possible time. All DBS email addresses are of the form firstname.surname@dbs.ie. If you are unsure how to direct your query, email springboardsupport@dbs.ie with a brief summary so that we can support you.

Class Representative Each stream is asked to appoint one Class Representative (CR). The function of class representatives is to liaise between students, faculty and student services. Class Representatives also coordinate student feedback. This opens and maintains a channel for student input to the course review process. Class Representatives are invited to attend two or more meetings with senior school management per academic year. Formal reports of the meeting will be recorded. Class representatives should also make contact with Student Services if necessary. Training on processes and procedures associated with being a Class Representative will be provided. The Class Representative structure is a channel for communicating with school management. For more information on Class Representative Training, email aideen.blake@dbs.ie

Lecturers Subject lecturers can be contacted via email. All DBS email addresses are of the form firstname.surname@dbs.ie. Please remember that lecturing staff will be lecturing during the day also, and thus may not reply immediately.

Programme Coordinator Mayra Zalazar Nucifora is the Programme Coordinator for DBS Springboard. Mayra can be contacted via email springboardsupport@dbs.ie or mayra.zalazarnucifora@dbs.ie. Tel: 01 417 0634. 42


Academic Affairs Office The Academic Affairs Office ensures that the academic integrity of the College is maintained throughout all programmes offered, and that the objectives outlined above are strictly adhered to. The Academic Affairs Office is located on the 5 th Floor in our Castle House building. Students should deal directly with Academic Affairs staff regarding induction, registration, graduation and all regulatory information, examination queries, for example:      

Academic Calendar and Term Dates Academic Impropriety Assessment Regulations Code of Conduct Complaints Procedures Graduation Info

Supporting Documents are on (or links available through) the DBS website for Current Students, follow the links to the Registrar’s Office.

www.dbs-students.com/Registrar All general queries please email reg@dbs.ie

Student Feedback Questionnaire Questionnaires are distributed via Moodle to students during the course to provide the opportunity for each individual to contribute directly to the course review process. Immediate issues are addressed as soon as possible and recommendations are reviewed for following academic years. Feedback is given to student on issues raised and solutions where necessary, within as short a time frame as possible. The Academic Affairs Office also has responsibility for the examinations process. This includes organisation of staffing, centres and material for the examinations, provision of special facilities for candidates with personal mitigating circumstances, compilation and issuing of results and organising Examination Board meetings. Visit the Exams website at: http://www.dbs-students.com/Exams/Default.aspx

Exams Absence Exams timetables are posted on the above link with date, time and location of the exams. All students should keep an eye on the exams timetable before an exam to be well prepared for the date. If you cannot sit the exam for any reason you need to fill in a Personal Mitigating Circumstance (PMC) form. Students can download a PMC form from the intranet (www.dbs-students.com) under the Exams Office tab here: http://www.dbs-students.com/Exams/Default.aspx . See example of a complete PMC form: 43


PMC and supporting documents are required to defer any exam and should be submitted to the Academic Affairs Office in advance of the date or within 7 days of it by either email at springboardsupport@dbs or by post. Failure to defer, results in the module/s being capped at 40%. Please also remember to bring your student card to the exam with you. 44


Should you have any questions regarding the exams around the exam time please email exams on exams@dbs.ie

DBS Library Services and Facilities Introduction DBS Library (http://library.dbs.ie) comprises a Library at Aungier Street and the Study Hub in Bow Lane (2nd and 3rd floors). A code is required to access the Study Hub in Bow Lane (9214). The Aungier Street Library provides access to Library stock, the Library’s main Information/Support desk and Library seating for quiet study. The Study Hub is an informal library space on the 2 nd floor of the Bow Lane Building where you can obtain additional assistance from the Information Skills Librarian and Research Librarian. The 3 rd floor of Bow Lane contains some additional quiet seating for study. Maps indicating Library locations are located on the Library Website (http://library.dbs.ie). The Library’s professional and experienced Staff is on hand to assist you with all of your Library enquiries.

Library’s opening hours? The following opening hours apply during term-time (including all reading weeks), Open on Sundays and bank holidays in the run up to exams Term Time Opening Hours (Including Reading Weeks) Aungier Street Library Collaborate@TheHub Study@TheHub nd nd (2 floor Aungier Street) (2 floor Bow Lane) (3rd floor Bow Lane) Monday: 09:00 – 22:00 Monday: 09.00 – 17:00 Monday: 09:00 – 22:00 Tuesday: 09:00 – 22:00 Tuesday: 09.00 – 17:00 Tuesday: 09:00 – 22:00 Wednesday: 09:00 – 22:00 Wednesday: 09.00 – 17:00 Wednesday: 09:00 – 22:00 Thursday: 09:00 – 22:00 Thursday: 09.00 – 17:00 Thursday: 09:00 – 22:00 Friday: 09:00 – 21:00 Friday: 09.00 – 17:00 Friday: 09.00 – 17:00 Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00 Saturday: Closed Saturday: Closed There will be additional opening hours in the run up to exams, (for example Sundays and Bank Holidays). Details will be posted to the Library Website.

Summer Time Opening Hours Aungier Street Library (2nd floor Aungier Street) Monday: 09:00 – 20:00 Tuesday: 09:00 – 20:00 Wednesday: 09:00 – 20:00 Thursday: 09:00 – 20:00 Friday: 09:00 – 17:15 Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00 Closed on Sundays and bank holidays

The Hub (2nd & 3rd floors Bow Lane) Monday: 10:00 – 17:00 Tuesday: 10:00 – 17:00 Wednesday: 10:00 – 17:00 Thursday: 10:00 – 17:00 Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 Saturday: Closed

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What can I access from the Library? The Library collection encompasses the arts, business and law. It comprises: 

41,822 books listed and searchable on Koha, the Library’s online catalogue http://koha.dbs.ie/  35 print journals  56,000 e-journals  1610 e-books via Dawsonera  205 ebook titles via Library Kindles  an extensive portfolio of online databases  1,828 DVDs Note that the Library Catalogue, the Library’s e-book collection and EBSCO databases can also be searched on handheld devices such as iPhones.

Becoming a member of the Library As a registered student, you are automatically a member of the Library. Your DBS student card is also your Library card. The Library has self-issue stations where you can borrow, renew and return books yourself with your student card. Undergraduate students can borrow up to 6 items and can renew up to 12 times with the exception of 3-day loan books. Postgraduate students can borrow up to 10 items and can renew them up to 12 times with the exception of 3-day loan books.

Renewing Books Online By accessing your online Library account via the Library’s online catalogue at: http://koha.dbs.ie/ . Please note that if another student has reserved an item presently on your account, you cannot renew it.

Searching Library Databases/Electronic Journals/E-Books? Databases, electronic journals and e-books can be searched simultaneously via the ‘search all resources’ search box on the Library Website (http://library.dbs.ie) or individually via the eLibrary tab of the Library website. Library Databases include: Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, Computer and Applied Sciences Complete, Emerald, Credo Reference, Dawsonera, Greenfile, Firstlaw, Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text, Hospitality and Tourism Complete, JustCite, Justis, Lexis Nexis (Law), Lexis Nexis (News and Business), LISTA Full Text, Mintel, Passport, Pep Archive, PsycArticles, PsycInfo, Regional Business News, SOCIndex, WARC and Westlaw IE. Underlined databases are particularly useful for psychology students. Final year student projects can be viewed on eSource at esource.dbs.ie For login details please see question 8.

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There are three logins used in DBS to access all resources and equipment. 1. Primary DBS login: the login details that you received via email to the address that you provided when applying to the college. Your student number is the username and the password is a randomised code. This login works for 5 College systems; 1. Library and College PCs / 2. Printing System (Papercut)/ 3. DBS email (your student number@mydbs.ie e.g. 1234567@mydbs.ie) / 4. Moodle (e-learning)/ 5. Online booking for PCs and Study rooms 2. Library Account Login. Go to http://koha.dbs.ie/ to access your online library account and to renew and reserve library resources. Your login is: Username: Student number Password: Date of Birth: DD/MM/YYYY 3. Athens account Login: the login to access library resources off-campus. You will receive an email from IT requesting you to activate your account. This email will be send to your mydbs email account: Username: Contained in email

Password: What you choose when activating.

If you don’t receive the email from Edvserv please contact the Library for your Athens account (david.hughes@dbs.ie).

Library resources available for students with a disability If you have a disability, you are welcome to contact the Deputy Librarian Jane Buggle (jane.buggle@dbs.ie) who will carry out a needs assessment with you to ensure that the appropriate supports are in place for you to access library information. For example visually impaired students can avail of magnification software and audio functionality on e-books. Colin O’ Keeffe the Information Skills Librarian also provides information skills support sessions for students with disabilities on Thursdays from 12-1pm.

Contacting the Library Each Library site has a dedicated information point where staff can assist you with your enquiries. You can also contact Library staff by phone, email or via the Library’s instant messaging service called ‘DBS Ask a Librarian’ which is available on the Library website. ‘DBS Ask a Librarian’ enables you to chat live with Library staff via the Library Website. You can also follow Library developments via the Student Blog, Facebook and Twitter, links to which are provided on the Library Website. Key Contacts: Information Desk, A.S T.01 -417 7572 Study Hub, B.L T. 01 -4178745 E: library@dbs.ie W: http://library.dbs.ie

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Further help in using the Library 

Library Classes: DBS Library employs a dedicated Information Skills Librarian, Colin O’Keeffe, who provides students with Library tours and inductions. He also runs a variety of classes on how to evaluate and use information ethically; essay writing, avoiding plagiarism and referencing. Please consult the Library Website (Library Services tab) for further information. Library Guides/Handbooks: guides on how to use various Library resources as well as guides on essay writing, referencing, avoiding plagiarism, conducting a literature review, etc. are available on the Library website and in hardcopy in the Library. The Library also produces its own student handbook as well as a quick guide to Library Resources. These are also available on the Library Website.

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Career Opportunities This programme is specifically designed to address the demand for graduates with ICT skills in areas including Software Development and Software Engineering. Career opportunities in the field include; Software Applications Developer, Software Engineer, Network Engineers, System Administrators, Computer/Systems Support, Data Analyst and Database Developer. Participants will gain relevant skills that employers respect and enable them to obtain employment in the ICT industry. A feature of the programme is the opportunity for the learner to engage in a work placement. The work placement provides learners with relevant work experience with an industry partner for a minimum period of 3 months. In addition to acquiring new skills, learners will have an opportunity to apply and reinforce the academic knowledge and practical, applied skills they have acquired during the taught element of the programme. Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates of the Higher Diploma in Science in Computing will be eligible to apply for entry into specialist computing MSc programmes across the country. DBS offers its own MSc in Information Systems with Computing awarded by Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI). DBS are also providing the participants on this programme with access to gain Professional Certification during and after completion of the programme. DBS have identified a number of suitable Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certificates that directly relate to the areas of learning. This Professional Certification is intended to enhance the employability of the graduates of the programme.

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Career Development The Springboard funded programme is ultimately about preparing people for employment. During your time as a student in DBS, you will receive many supports, both in class and outside that will prepare you for employment. In addition we have broader Career supports available to all students of the college.

Enhance your Employability at DBS

Like the ‘DBS Careers Service’ https://www.facebook.com/DBSCareersService

Keep us in your timeline. Follow ‘DBSCareers’ on Twitter

Join the ‘DBS Springboard’ LinkedIn group today!

Email careerdevelopment@dbs.ie for more information.

DBS Careers Support Services A variety of career development support services are tailored specifically to Springboard students. For more information, email careerdevelopment@dbs.ie

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Flexible One to One Careers and Job Readiness Support Appointments DBS Career Development offers both one to one and group careers support with a focus on JobReadiness with Springboard. Appointment requests can be made via the website (http://careers.dbs.ie) under the 'Make an Appointment' tab. You can also request an appointment via the DBS Careers Service Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DBSCareersService under the 'Book Now' tab at the top of the page. The One to One Appointment Request Form can also be accessed via the following link: <http://bit.ly/1oVFE8k> Case sensitive - click or type in to your browser.

Online Support via the ‘Springboard Careers Area’ on Moodle Various career management and student services resources including videos, career exploration tools and templates can be accessed via the ‘Springboard Careers Area’ tab on Moodle. Simply look for the ‘Student Information’ tab on the left side of your Moodle homepage. Click ‘Springboard Careers Area to gain instant 24 hour access.

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Weekly ‘Drop In’ C.V Clinic The drop in C.V Clinic is designed to cater for students who would like to avail of a short consultation. Each attendee will be allocated approx. 10-15mins. The clinic operates on Mondays between 2-4pm (during term) in Aungier Street reception. Come with your printed supporting documents (e.g. printed draft CV, cover letter, printed LinkedIn Profile, sample Job Description etc.) to avail of a practical C.V review session. Please Note: There is no need to make an appointment. However, students must please remember to SIGN IN on the sign in sheet on the day.

DBS Springboard LinkedIn group DBS manages a networking space for current and graduate DBS Springboard students on professional networking site, LinkedIn. We invite you to set up a profile and join the group. Connect with your classmates and network with graduates from the programme. Use the search box to find ‘DBS Springboard’ and click ‘Join’.

Jobs, Internships & Work Experience Opportunities DBS Career Development is in contact with employers on a daily basis regarding work placements, work experience, internship and paid positions. To review current vacancies visit our Campus Vacancies Board on the ground floor in AS. Vacancy alerts are also posted via our Facebook page DBS Careers Service https://www.facebook.com/DBSCareersService

Springboard Work Placement Options (WPO) As part of the DBS Employer Network, DBS Springboard WPO’s have been sourced across a variety of sectors. Students are notified via email when new placements become available and are invited to apply for WPO’s directly as per advertisements. For more information email careerdevelopment@dbs.ie

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Student Services

At DBS we want each of our students to enjoy their time in college. Our Student Services Team will be working tirelessly to ensure that each of our students feel supported and encouraged from the moment you arrive through our doors, to beyond your graduation and into full-time employment.

Student Welfare The Student Welfare and Education Officer provides the student body with information on a range of topics including (but not limited to); mental well-being, crisis pregnancy, sexual health awareness, suicide intervention and non-academic issues. Our dedicated officer can also provide our students with information about a number of additional support services both locally and nationally and help connect students to these organisations, should they need the support. Education and Welfare Officer, Ground Floor, AS Aideen Blake

T. 01 417 0748 E: aideen.blake@dbs.ie

Please Talk Please Talk is a national mental health awareness campaign that promotes understanding and coping strategies related to mental health. If students experience problems while at college, there are support systems in place. At the centre of the campaign is the PLEASE TALK website, www.pleasetalk.org, which provides a list of support services that are available to students at their college or university. DBS has a page on the PLEASE TALK website, which lists the support services available to our students.

Disabilities and Learning Support Dublin Business School’s Disabilities and Learning Support service aims to provide support for students to assist the achievement of educational goals. Students with disabilities may wish to activate a procedure to request reasonable accommodations such as - Assistive technology, Academic support, In-class support, Reasonable Accommodations for exams, Counselling, Assisted access to facilities.

Facilities for Disabled Students The main buildings on Aungier Street and George’s Street are wheel-chair accessible and specific issues can be addressed to provide the same level of service and access as able-bodied students. For more information, see ‘Student Services’ section (pp. 24-25) with specific reference to page 25 under the section ‘Disabilities and Learning Support’.

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Students should contact the Education and Welfare Officer to make general enquiries relating to supports available. To request an appointment email Aideen Blake, email : aideen.blake@dbs.ie. The Education and Welfare Officer is located in the Student Services Office on the ground floor in the Aungier St. campus building and is available to meet with students. Further details on disabilities support can be obtained from the intranet (www.dbs-students.com) under the ‘Student Services’ tab. If you have a disability, you are also welcome Jane Buggle. A needs assessment can be carried out with you to follow a process of reasonable accommodations. Contact Jane to find out more. E: jane.buggle@dbs.ie

Student Grievance Procedure Student grievances should be directed to your Programme Leader in the first instance. Academic appeals should be directed to the Examinations Office. Further information can be obtained on DBS’s Examinations Office tab on the intranet (www.dbs-students.com) via the ‘Exams Office’ tab. Further details can be obtained on www.dbs-students.com Where appropriate, grievances can also be lodged with the Education & Welfare Officer.

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Sports, Clubs and Societies We highly recommend our DBS Springboard utilise the Sports, Clubs and Societies network to maximise their college experience. Do not underestimate this part of college life. You might find a group in place of interest to you. Perhaps you have a skillset or special interest hobby of interest to us from a coaching or mentoring standpoint? You might even decide to set up a new club or society. Like the DBS Student Experience tab on Facebook to keep us in your timeline. Review our events tab for sporting and training events. Sign up for our trips and special interest events. ”There are no limits to what you and your group can do and achieve, so be ambitious and aim high! Being active within club and/or society gives you an opportunity to meet people with similar minds and interests. Connect with me to find out more!”

Adam Crowther, DBS Sports, Clubs and Societies Development Officer adam.crowther@dbs.ie (4th Floor Castle House, 8:45am-5:15pm)

Sports and Clubs @ DBS:

 Surfing and Water Sports  Cycling

 Rugby (Men’s)

 Go-Karting

 Basketball (Men’s & Women’s)

 Hillwalking

 Badminton

 Orienteering

 Athletics

 Swimming

 Cricket

 Rock Climbing

 Soccer (Men’s & Women’s)

 Table Tennis

 Futsal (Men’s & Women’s)

 Pool & Snooker

 Hockey

 Tennis

 Golf

 5-a-side Soccer

 Volleyball (Men’s & Women’s)

 Ultimate Frisbee

 Lacrosse

 Archery

 Equestrian

 Dodgeball

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Societies @ DBS 

Activity Related Societies - Dance, Pilates, Yoga, Martial Arts & Self-Defence

Music Societies – Radio, Music & DJ

Course related Societies – Psychology, Photography, Film, Law, Business & Computing

Religious Societies - Christian, Islamic & Muslim

Various International & Culture Societies – International, African, Malaysian, Irish appreciation, Chinese & Indian

Just for fun - FIFA Society, Poker, NFL Appreciation and Banter Societies

Volunteering Societies – SVP, Simon Community and Charity Society

Other - LGBT, Drama, Alumni Society, Surf Society

Various Clubs – Book Club, Coffee Club and the Language Exchange Club

Fresher’s Week ‘Clubs and Societies Sign-Up Day’ will take place during Fresher’s Week in late Sept./ early Oct. Throughout this week you will have the opportunity to meet our hard working students from each of our Sports Clubs and Societies. You will get the chance to find out what they do, share ideas and better yet, you will be able to join them! Keep an eye on the ‘DBS Student Experience’ Events tab on Facebook and take note of the Moodle homepage for more information on events.

DBS Formal Ball Our Annual Formal Ball takes place in the spring of each year. Acknowledgement is given to students who have gone above and beyond for their Club or Society and have contributed positively to the college throughout the year. Our award list includes             

Sports Club of the year Sports Person of the year Sports Coach of the year Most Improved Club of the year Society of the Year Committee of the year Most Improved Society of the year Student Lecturer of the year Class Rep of the year DBS Event of the Year DBS International Life and Culture Award DBS Student Project of the year Outstanding Achievement Award

Events and Entertainment @ DBS


During the year you will find many fun and exciting events organised by the Student Services Team. These events are aimed at helping students settle into college life and make new connections. Our events usually include Social Gatherings, Group Activities, Cultural Retreats, Information Events and various Sports and Recreation Activities. Keep an eye on the ‘DBS Student Experience’ Events tab on Facebook and take note of the Moodle homepage for more information on events.

DBS Student Union The DBS Student Union is essential to the running of our College, as it brings our students closer to the workings of our union and the College. Our Union is used by the Student Services Team to inform our student community about what is happening within the College and more importantly to get feedback from our students regarding any problems, suggestions or various issues that have recently developed within our College. Our Class Reps usually meet with the Student Union to discuss various class or individual faculty issues, which the Student Union will then try to resolve as best they can. The council will manage and hold meetings with the class representatives throughout the year. It is in these meetings where students will have the opportunity to voice their concerns about the student body. The Union will also attend management meetings on behalf of the students of DBS and ensure that their views and opinions are heard and better yet, resolved! Our Student Union meet on a weekly basis and it is the highest level of student representation within the college, so it therefore carries a great degree of responsibility. If you enjoy the challenge of making improvements within your environment and want to make DBS a better place for you are your classmates, then the DBS Student Union might be for you!  For more info please check out the DBS website


Common Rooms Common rooms include but are not limited to the following – 

Student break out areas (including but not limited to AS Reception)

Student canteen (UG Level, Aungier Street)

Coffee Dock (4th Floor Castle House)

For more information on common room spaces and break out areas, ask at reception in Aungier Street (ground floor) or Castle House (2nd floor).


Protection of Enrolled Learners (PEL) For all DBS courses covered by the provisions of Section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012, (Protection of Enrolled Learners, or PEL), DBS has arrangements in place with Kaplan Inc (the Guarantor) such that on the occurrence of a Trigger Event, the Guarantor will refund the moneys most recently paid to the relevant payers. Trigger Event: means: (i)

where DBS does not provide the Programme for any reason including by reason of insolvency or winding-up of DBS, and/or

(ii)

where Enrolled Learners have begun a Programme but not completed that Programme and DBS ceases to provide the said Programme before the said Programme is completed for any reason, including by reason of insolvency or winding up of DBS, and/or

where the Authority (QQI) withdraws validation of a Programme under section 36(7), section 47, or section 59(7) of the Act. Moneys Most Recently Paid: the moneys most recently paid to DBS by, or on behalf of, an Enrolled Learner in respect of a Programme for (i)

tuition fees,

(ii)

registration fees,

(iii)

examination fees,

(iv)

library fees,

(v)

student services fees, and

(vi)

any other fees which relate to the provision of education, training and related services.

Payer: the person who paid the Moneys Most Recently Paid. In the event that the Programme(s) cease prior to completion, the Senior Counsel - International for Kaplan International Colleges will be responsible for initiating the drawing down of the guaranteed amounts and ensuring that such amounts are distributed to learners or payers, in accordance with Section 65 (4) (b) of the Act. Contact details for the Senior Counsel - International are as follows: Name: Address:

Tel: Email:

Brian Weller Kaplan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Legal Department 2nd Floor, Warwick Building Kensington Village Avonmore Road London W14 8HQ 0044 (0) 2087275193 brian.weller@kaplan.com


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